- Massachusetts State Police
East Taunton Elementary School — Last week, Massachusetts State Police, the State Police Association of Massachusetts, Taunton Police Department, and Taunton Fire Department came together to host a "Touch a Truck" event at East Taunton Elementary School. Taunton Police arrived with their motorcycle unit and Carolina Skiff police boat. Taunton Fire displayed one of their engines. Massachusetts State Police presented members and equipment from tis Underwater Recovery Unit, Mounted Unit, Special Tactical Operations Team Bearcat, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)robots, and State Police Air Wing helicopter. The real stars of the day were Massachusetts State Police Explosive Ordinance Detection K9 Pippin and Accelerant Detection K9 Macdonald; State Police Mounted Unit horses Amadeus and Corporal; and Massachusetts State Police K9 Unit dog Rocky, who demonstrated his skills.
Troopers from the State Police Community Liaison Team and Taunton Police officers invited Girls, Inc. of Taunton, and READS Academy of Middleborough to spend the day learning about the capabilities of first responders as well as the tools and vehicles we use to accomplish our daily missions.